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Dog dumped in the snow looking for home
Brighton, N.Y.-- Think back to when the extreme cold set in Monday afternoon.
That is when a man reportedly tried to drop off a brown pit bull at the emergency vet across from MCC in Brighton.
People say the man dumped the dog in the cold after the vet could not take him.
That pit bull now has the nickname Vortex after quite an ordeal during the polar vortex.
The story quickly took off on social media and as many as 70 to 100 people spent the next 48 hours looking for him - trying to capture him in the cold.
They were finally successful Wednesday.
Celeste Rees, a volunteer with a group called Pitty Love Rescue, helped search for Vortex.
"it's easy to say, if that were my dog, I'd want 70 people coming up and helping me find them too, Rees said. And there is a little bit of the being frustrated about what happened to him and and knowing that - it's like a missing child - the sooner you get out there, the more people you get out there, you do it sensibly and try to not harm him or scare him - we're going to find this dog."
He appears to have a little frostbite on one paw, but seems to be in other-wise good condition.
Now he needs a home.
He is neutered, about three years old and very much likes to be with people.
"He does seem to have the personality that a lot of people are attracted to which is this, as you can see, a very deep affinity for people, he loves to be where we are in the house, he just comes and hangs out with us," Rees said.
For information about adopting Vortex, email firstname.lastname@example.org.